Ozone and Oxidant Toxicity

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A large body of experimental evidence from studies in animals, controlled human exposure studies, and epidemiological studies suggests that exposure to ozone at concentrations at, or even slightly below, the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards may be associated with risks in healthy or susceptible human populations. The authors review this literature from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Responses to ozone exposure seem to have a threshold value that is very close to background levels of ozone (which are about 0.04 ppm worldwide). In addition, the current ambient air quality standard concentrations are routinely exceeded in polluted cities in California and elsewhere in the United States, Asia, South and Central America, and Europe on several days each summer, emphasizing the point that setting ambient air quality standards is not necessarily synonymous with attaining these standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRespiratory Toxicology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780081006122
ISBN (Print)9780081006016
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017


  • Air Pollution
  • Animal Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Dose Response
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Effects
  • Human Studies
  • Lung
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Function
  • Lung Inflammation
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Standard Setting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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